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Hasan Minhaj questioned Saudi Arabia's account of Jamal Khashoggi's death

Netflix has removed from its streaming service in Saudi Arabia an episode of a satirical comedy that was critical of the kingdom's rulers.

The second episode of Patriot Act, with US comedian Hasan Minhaj, was removed following an official complaint that it had violated Saudi anti-cybercrime law.

Netflix confirmed the move to the UK's Financial Times (FT) newspaper.

It said that it strongly supported artistic freedom but had to comply with local law.

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